A 40-year-old homeless man “Polar Bear” takes down his tent in preparing to move to Pier 80 homeless shelter while two staffs members from San Francisco Homeless Outreach Team wait to escort him to their car on Division Street in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, February 25, 2016.  (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

A 40-year-old homeless man “Polar Bear” takes down his tent in preparing to move to Pier 80 homeless shelter while two staffs members from San Francisco Homeless Outreach Team wait to escort him to their car on Division Street in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, February 25, 2016. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Homeless encampment tent owners begin to vacate

As the deadline to vacate looms closer, homeless tent owners began tearing down their tents and packing their belongings to prepare to move from the Division Street encampment in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, February 25, 2016. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

A 40-year-old homeless man “Polar Bear” waves before get in the car of San Francisco Homeless Outreach Team (SF HOT) where two staff members of SF HOT wait to escort him to bring him to Pier 80 homeless shelter. Thursday, February 25, 2016. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

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A 40-year-old homeless man “Polar Bear” waves before get in the car of San Francisco Homeless Outreach Team (SF HOT) where two staff members of SF HOT wait to escort him to the Pier 80 homeless shelter on Thursday, February 25, 2016. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

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